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Home > general rambling, in the memory bank > Because who wouldn’t want an ab crunch on their birthday cake?

Because who wouldn’t want an ab crunch on their birthday cake?

August 4th, 2009

For some strange reason, I have a bunch of funny thoughts and memories all tied to Dairy Queen. My sister had her first (non-babysitting) job there, and I lived for lime Mr. Misty’s back then. To this day, a chocolate-dipped cone is still one of my favourite summer treats. And coincidentally, I just came back from a little get-together with friends where we ate DQ cake — I frikkin’ love that chocolate cookie layer!

So what on earth do the following photos have to do with all this???

Well, these are all snapshots of a DQ cake design catalog. I took these pics LAST WEEK.

A few years ago at a local DQ, I saw one of these catalogs out on the counter and flipped through it. Inside was a design of an Asian man wearing a pointed hat, with massive buck teeth, and a pagoda in the background. As a joke (and as a bit of a statement), a friend and I ordered that exact design for a buddy’s birthday cake. I couldn’t believe they honoured the request; the poor kid who took my order wasn’t too sure what to make of the situation.

Anyway, that particular design wasn’t in the catalog I took photos of — I think they took out some of the more outdated pages (!!!). I’m even excluding a couple of shots that I took, just in case your kid is looking at this.

The next time you’re at a DQ, ask to see the cake design catalog… hours of entertainment, laughs, horror and incredulity.

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  1. August 4th, 2009 at 22:49 | #1

    Those are awesome!

  2. August 4th, 2009 at 22:54 | #2

    HAha. I had my very first date in the 3rd grade at DQ. My husband used to work at DQ. I never did get an ice cream cake though. I always wanted one. And now I’m gluten free, so sadly, I’ll never get to experience the joy.

    Totally funny pictures though, haha.

  3. August 5th, 2009 at 02:26 | #3

    These are so great! I wish I lived across the Atlantic so that I could go to a Dairy Queen & check it out!

  4. August 5th, 2009 at 06:20 | #4

    OMG Aaron is totally getting the computer cake for his birthday.

  5. August 5th, 2009 at 07:07 | #5

    hey! that picture of me doing my ab workout has got to be some kind of copyright infringement!

  6. Carol
    August 5th, 2009 at 13:52 | #6

    OMG…. too funny. Thanks for giving me a reason to go to DQ!

  7. leel
    August 5th, 2009 at 20:40 | #7

    what’s with the ancient computer? is that a commodore 64 or what?!!! i love it!

  8. August 13th, 2009 at 09:49 | #8

    Those are awesome! Thanks for the laugh :)

  9. August 13th, 2009 at 21:44 | #9

    Classic! I worked as a cake decorator and I can relate! Love the football-riding babe.

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